Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Petition for the Lahore Blasphemy Case

by Salman Hameed

[This is related to the blasphemy mess of Farooqi Girls High School. Please see these earlier posts hereherehereherehere, and here]. 

Here is a link to the petition that requests the release of Asim Farooqi (Umair Asim's father) as well as a reasonable investigation of the whole blasphemy episode. Here is a part of the petition:

Protecting Schools and Individuals in the Lahore Blasphemy Case
As concerned citizens, we hope the government will take the following steps immediately: 1. Release Principal Mr Asim Farooqi, and provide safety for him and his family; 2. Investigate the blasphemy case. But if the offense if unintentional, clear the name of all those involved. In the meantime provide safety for the accused teacher; 3. Restore the school building at Government’s expense.
Please sign the petition here.


Akbar said...

Here is a reassuring note from a prominent and respectable scholar in Pakistan. Phew! now I can kinda sleep tonight. I hope things go in the right direction for Umair's family.

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